Raul Jimenez’s red card against Leeds changed the face of the game and it was his second dismissal of the season.
Raul was also sent off against Manchester City for two yellow cards within seconds of each other, and Wolves lost that game by a solitary goal too.
Perhaps Wolves could point to specific refereeing decisions in both cases, but former Molineux midfielder David Edwards told the Express and Star that Raul just looks too pumped up for games right now.
“With Raul Jimenez at times you almost feel he looks too up for the game,” he said.
“I thought he might be sent off for standing over the ball after his first booking, like with his previous red card.
“I thought he was very unfortunate with the second one. He did seem like a man possessed chasing it down but I felt it was two committed players. Right at the last second Raul put the brakes on to stop going right through the keeper.
“The letter of the law is probably right, but with common sense in mind it was extremely harsh.”
Perhaps Raul is too pumped up for the games, as a result of a comeback season which has not gone quite as well as he might have hoped.
That said, the red card at City didn’t see him flying into a tackle; he just had a loss of composure which should not happen to a player as experienced as him.
Raul should not have been sent off on Friday night, and if he hadn’t been, Wolves would probably have gone on to win the game.
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